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Tempisque River Wildlife Adventure

Duration: Half Day

tempisque river wildlife adventure

Plentiful amounts of yearly rainfall has endowed Costa Rica with an abundance of spectacular rivers, the majority of which flow from the mountains. Whilst some of these rivers offer fantastic white water rafting opportunities, the lowland rivers are excellent for boat trips, allowing passengers to observe some of the country’s most extraordinary flora and fauna amidst the trees, marshes and mangroves.

This particular boat tour will take you down the beautiful Tempisque River, along the tree-lined river banks which are the habitats of numerous native species. Look out for white-faced capuchins monkeys and howler monkeys swinging in the trees, as well as American crocodiles, iguanas, coatis, white-tailed deer and numerous migrating and aquatic bird species such as ospreys, kingfishers, storks, egrets, white ibis, scarlet macaws, mangrove swallows and several species of herons, making this area a birdwatchers paradise. 

Tempisque River is Costa Rica’s biggest river and the most important in the Guanacaste region, passing through the Palo Verde National Park and emptying into the Gulf of Nicoya. Palo Verde National Park is one of the most ecologically diverse areas in Costa Rica, comprising a variety of diverse habits in the lower Tempisque River Basin. Mangrove forests, dry forests, evergreen forests, swamps and salt and freshwater lagoons and marshes are just some of the habitats that can be found here, surrounded by rivers and unique limestone hills.

The Tempisque River Basin is one of the largest wetland systems in the Central America Pacific lowlands, providing ideal conditions for an incredible array of waterfowl and wadding birds – one of the largest gatherings in Central America. This two-hour boat ride on the Tempisque, one of the most beautiful landscapes in Costa Rica, is a rewarding experience for any nature lover. If you are looking for unique and memorable nature experiences during your holiday in Costa Rica, this tour won’t disappoint you.

In the afternoon you will also visit the bustling colonial city of Liberia, the capital of the Guanacaste province; also known as "ciudad blanca" or 'the white city' due to its whitewashed adobe houses with their ornate wooden doors and red-tile roofs. 

What to bring: cool comfortable clothes, tennis shoes or sandals, sun block, insect repellent, hat,
binoculars and camera.
Length of tour: Full Day

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